Vodacom switches on Tanzania’s first 5G network

Vodacom Tanzania, the country’s largest mobile operator by subscriptions, has announced the launch of its 5G mobile network service, offering initial speeds of up to 400Mbps and low latency with a wide variety of potential use cases.

The company plans to deploy 5G at 230 sites in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Arusha, Dodoma, Mwanza, Iringa, Kagera, Njombe and Mbeya, amongst others. The 5G network is available to fixed enterprise and home internet customers through 5G routers, while mobile phone users will require a 5G-capable handset or device. In the coming months, maximum speeds of up to 800Mbps will be unlocked, with this set to reach 1Gbps ‘once the 5G spectrum is made fully available’. Vodacom’s new network is powered by Finnish equipment vendor Nokia which supplied its 5G AirScale portfolio, Subscriber Data Management software and 5G Gateways.

(L-R) Hilda Bujiku, Acting MD, Vodacom Tanzania, and Hon. Nape Nnauye, Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Parliament of Tanzania

We are excited to be first Company to work as Sales and Marketing Agency on this the latest generation of mobile and internet technology that has brought digital transformation to the world and today it is available here in Tanzania through the Vodacom network. Thank you Vodacom for this Opportunity

Unipromo Tanzania Team, Ready to Work

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